September 20, 2017

Snuffle Mats: Great Enrichment for Senior Dogs

Snuffle mats are one of the easiest food toys for dogs to learn how to interact with. And if my dogs are typical, snuffle mats are […]
August 17, 2017

Suus: The Rescued Dachshund Who Found Her True Home

Guest post by Nadia Hermans from Belgium in which she tells the story of her dachshund Suus, a former mill dog who is doing great at […]
August 3, 2017

Is There Such a Thing As Doggie Alzheimer’s?

Dog owners sometimes refer to their senior dogs as having “doggie Alzheimer’s” but it’s more accurate than most people know. Veterinarians have known about a similar […]
June 29, 2017

Preparing Your Old Dog for Fireworks and Other Scary Noises

My little Cricket was afraid of the sounds of fireworks and thunder in her middle age, but she went so deaf that in her last years […]
March 4, 2017
Maxwell Award Medallion for 2016 book on health

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Book Wins Maxwell Award

  My book won! I’m proud to announce that Remember Me? Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction has won a Maxwell Award for 2016. The […]
December 29, 2016
Cricket, a rat terrier with big ears, lies on a pillow

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Book Nominated for Maxwell Award

    I am proud to announce that my book, Remember Me? Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, has been nominated for […]
June 20, 2016
Old golden retriever looking into distance

Stem Cell Procedure Tested as Treatment for Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Research at the University of Sydney has already helped two senior dogs with dementia and may eventually aid humans with Alzheimer’s disease as well. This novel […]
January 23, 2016
Jennifer Fearing gives treat to her dog with dementia

Loving Enrichment for a Dog with Dementia

Enrichment is a win/win situation. Studies say that we **may** be able to slow the onset and progress of canine cognitive dysfunction by enriching our dogs’ lives. […]
December 21, 2015
A Jack Russell terrier with canine cognitive dysfunction

Keeping a Wandering Dog Safe and Happy at Night

  My friend Jane Jackson has graciously agreed to share her story about her wandering senior dog Beetle and how she kept him safe at night. These […]